WASHINGTON, January 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens)
Former World No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has launched a new podcast series, Think About It, through the WTA and Tennis Channel. The six-episode series features “intimate and honest conversations with inspiring guests” dealing with topics such as pressure and mental toughness hosted by the outspoken Azarenka.
A six-minute preview of the first episode, which drops on January 27, features an interview with Trevor Moawad, co-founder of Limitless Minds. It posted on Azarenka’s social media platforms and was shared by the WTA and Tennis Channel on Monday evening.
Looking back to our interview again! Was so great! Thank you so much for this. I can’t wait for people to see the full version https://t.co/5FPGkJ2hdk
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) January 25, 2021
The 31-year-old Azarenka, one of the “unlucky” 72 players who are under a strict 14-day quarantine, has been unable to leave her hotel room to practice since arriving in Melbourne. That’s because she was deemed as being in close contact with a passenger on her flight from Los Angeles who tested positive for COVID-19.
“Think About It” has been in development for the past nine months, according to Azarenka. The entire series is being released in both audio and video on Tennis Channel and other podcast platforms. Last week, Azarenka said: “I wasn’t planning on releasing it just yet, but being stuck in quarantine, it might be perfect timing. I’m very nervous about it, but also really excited for people to hear and see it.
“I hope you find it a little inspiring in these challenging times.”
Get ready for the hostess with the mostess. ✨
“Think About It” is a new podcast by @vika7 in which she gets candid about mental toughness, pressure, and more topics alongside some incredible guests.
Tune into @TennisChannel, @WTA, and your favorite podcast platforms on Jan. 27! pic.twitter.com/MKKD0UGBIB
— TENNIS (@Tennis) January 26, 2021
Steve Johnson: 75th-ranked American withdraws from AO
— Stephanie Myles (@OpenCourt) January 25, 2021
Lucas Pouille: A baby girl named Rose
Congratulations to Lucas & Clémence Pouille, who welcomed their first child this week, a baby girl named Rose. 👶❤️
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 24, 2021
Andy Murray: Building a snowman
View this post on Instagram
Heather Watson: Famished after her quarantine triathlon
Who can relate? Especially after a triathlon I’m famished 😉 pic.twitter.com/EPWXV3ugl3
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) January 25, 2021
Ons Jabeur: Eat the ball!
— Billie Jean King Cup (@BJKCup) January 25, 2021
Nikola Mektic: Playing Uno by himself
Here’s Nikola Mektic playing Uno by himself.
That is all.
Insta: nikola_mektic pic.twitter.com/ioCkEofFww
— Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) January 24, 2021
What they’re podcasting
🎧 NEW EPISODE! // Quarantine Debacles Continue Down Under
🎾 Djokovic’s Good Intentions, Putintseva’s Mouse, Yastremska’s Ban Upheld, Andy Murray Out of AO, ATP Cup Preview!
— The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast (@passingshotpod) January 24, 2021
What they’re sharing on social media
Carla Suárez Navarro / Last chemo treatment
– Última sesión de quimioterapia 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
– Last chemotherapy session
— Carla Suárez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) January 25, 2021
Nick Kyrgios / The comeback is on
The Kyrgios comeback is on 👊
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 26, 2021
Sabine Lisicki / How much do you think I like snow?
How much do you think I like snow? 🤩 pic.twitter.com/usDpQJt1D4
— Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki) January 25, 2021